I installed InDesign CS6 trial, but this problem still persists. I import the file (about a 14000 line excel table, with formatting (this is required for what I'm doing)), but it only uses 1 core of the processor. Only 25% of what it could be using to do this. Photoshop cs3,4,5,6 use all quad cores and flys!
Anyone know how I can get this to work please? I'll try anything that might help.
ps I can't import without formating as I need some items to be styled so I can do a find and replace on them, to add indexing elements later.
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It's not a "problem." It's just the way it is for now.
I hope to see InDesign CS7 move to 64 bit and multi-processor capable which make things better on this front.
This is going to require a ground up re-write of the application. The time involved is measured in man-years...it is not a trivial process.
In the mean time you may be better off breaking up that file.
Any idea if a single core powerful processor would help? (I can convice our IT department to get me the upgrade)
I don't know and I can't even be sure it's the size of the file that's crashing ID. Unfortunately windows crash reports are pretty much useless.
Do you have a different machine you can try it on?